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how badly the woman was hurt. they are looking for one suspect and maybe two somewhere in this area. >> thanks very much. tens of thousands of people packed to st. peter's square for one of the top audiences. controversy over the cardinals who will choose his successor continues. >> reporter: catholics jammed to hear the final blessing of pope benedict. the 100,000 people on hand got the blessing and heard the hope give more reasons. he told the crowd that god told thime live a life of more prayer and medication. the 85-year-old pontiff said god asked him to live his life with the same dedication but in a way more appropriate for his age and
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strength. >> gratitude, expression and prayer. >> very happy to hear that he is not going away from this and that he is going to be in prayer. i was moved to hear those words from him. >> i was very grateful y. have seen the pope before. now i am grateful to see the pope for the last time for now. >> reporter: this very joyous event played out against background of news scandal. headlines about priests accusing scottish cardinals of inappropriate behavior going back some 30 years. those priests and the former priests want cardinal o'brien to resign immediately before he comes here to vote for the new pope. a papal spokesperson says the pope will be informed about the matter and the vatican will issue a statement tomorrow morning.
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pope benedict will make his last public appearance as pontiff on monday before retiring on thursday. california cardinal roger mahoney was questioned under oath this weekend about his handling of a sexual abuse case in the 1980s. the deposition involved a case where an ex priest is expected of molesting as many as 28 children. after the deposition cardinal mahoney is scheduled to fly to italy to vote for the next pope. catholic activists turned in 10,000 signatures urging mahoney to recuse himself from the vote but he tweeted that he would be leaving for rome in a few hours. the brother of south african olympian and accused killer, oscar pistorius is also facing a charge of homicide.
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the athlete's brother, carl, faces a culpable homicide charge over a 2008 road death. a woman on a motorcycle was killed in the crash. >> the thing with road accidents is always a tough thing and it is also involved with the family. not good. >> the statement from the family said he deeply regrets the accident and blood tests prove he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time. oscar pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend and is free on bail. members of congress have until thursday to work out a spending compromise. if they don't automatic spending cuts are scheduled to kick in on friday. so far there is no sign of movement in the stalemate over tax increases favored by president obama and rejected by republicans. the white house is warning that
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government employee furloughs will hurt about everyone. governors from both sides who were gathered in d.c. for meetings today continue to point fingers. >> nobody is saying he should make these cuts but we can cut less than 3% without jeopardizing meat inspections. >> watt we have seen is more of the same. the congressional republicans move the goal post as soon as the president comes their way. he has a plan on the table that has a lot of things on the table they say they support. >> even if congress can't compromise big cuts are likely on the way. former president jimmy carter was in san francisco today addressing thousands at a meeting at the commonwealth club. it was at the war memorial building. mr. carter spoke about the challenges and responsibilities facing the united states as a world super power and said the characterization of a great nation includes justice, peace,
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freedom, democracy, human rights and sharing wealth with each other. >> let's talk about peace. since world war ii we have been almost constantly at war. our country is looked upon as the most war like nation on earth. there is commitment of america to negotiate differences with others. >> during his term as 39th president carter helped broker peace and establish diplomatic relations with china and sign a treaty with the soviet union. a fire in san francisco damaged a five story apartment building this afternoon. officials say quick police work prevented any injuries. the fire burned late this morning on golden gate avenue. it started in a restaurant on the ground floor when a pot left
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on the show sent the flames shooting up a flew. police were able to alert everyone to evacuate. a total of eight apartments were left uninhabitable. most are staying with friends and relatives but the red cross is providing aid. in palo alto police are looking for a man who reported lee tried to rob another man at gun point. police say it happened at 8:30 right outside the webster parking garage. he the would-be robber road up on a by sickleal, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. he managed to safely run away. three other armed robberies have happened in palo alto in recent weeks and police are investigating. friends and family of an east bay couple expressing their concerns after the two vanished. danica patrick did not win the daytona 500 obut she did
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leave another mark on nascar's big race. >> and we will take a look at who is expected to take home some hardware in the academy awards. >> we saw a sunny finish. we are seeing temperatures in the mid 60s. on our way to the mid week warmup we have a speed bump. the weathert that may try to have a few showers. i'll talk about that when we come right back. that may try have a few showers. i'll talk about that when we come right back.
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the families of a bay area couple missing in peru are trying to do everything they can to find their loved ones. the man and woman were last seen in peru almost a month ago. and nbc bay area is reporting. >> reporter: the family is trying to coordinate search efforts with authorities in peru and are obviously frustrated being thousands of miles away from where the two were last seen. they both left the bay area in november for a five month cycling adventure through south america. the facebook posts ended on january 25. at that point the couple was in peru, a day later a bus security camera in lima captured images
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of the two getting off the bus and into a taxi. >> i am extremely concerned. i am very fearful that something bad hat happened. it's not likely that they're just out on an excursion away from internet access. they had been using the internet and skype and facebook to stay in contact and that contact has ceased. >> reporter: the owner of the peddler bike shop where neil worked for the past two years says everyone who knows the couple is worried especially since the state department issued a travel warning about members of an organization looking to kidnap american tourists. they have not made any financial transactions this january. we hope to learn more aboutwit the search. >> thanks for the update.
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and still ahead at 5:00. >> we will have a preview of the oscars. all that you need to know about tonight's show including one actor who is favored to earn a second gold statue three years after the first.
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the 85th annual academy awards. >> that means many of the industry's biggest names put on the sunday best.
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>> i don't have the sparkles that i needed. >> more for the red carpet in hollywood. >> things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. >> "lincoln" has the most nominations with 12. a thriller about the hostages in iran. >> you are going to walk the brady bunch. >> is expected to take oscar's biggest prize. i can't imagine a world where arg"argo" does not win best picture. >> reporter: coming into tonight with honors. >> i am really amazed and stunned. >> reporter: it is momentum when the academy snubbed ben affleck for a best director nomination. >> there was a positive back lash, a tsunami for "argo." >> reporter: if "argo" wins best picture its rivals can take home oscar gold. "silver linings playbook" has nominations in all acting
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categories. jennifer lawrence is a strong contender. >> she is the one who gets to do the most with her role. >> reporter: best supporting actress is considered fanne hathaway. >> they think there is absolutely no other actor working today who could have done it. >> reporter: more wide open is the race for best supporting actor. >> i think robert de niro for "silver linings playbook" also stands the best chance to win. >> reporter: it's been 31 years since de niro's last oscar. seth macfarlane will be hosting the show for the first time. you will see performances by adele, norra jones and barbara and a special tributet to the james bond franchise. reporting from the red carpet in
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hollywood. >> daniel day lewis is going to win for best actor. it is official. if he doesn't there will be mutiny. you forgot your tux today, too. >> we lost our invites again. >> it happens. >> we had golden sunshine outside today. we did have the numbers in the mid 60s. a bit warmer to finish off the weekend. low 60s in sunnyville. 59 in san jose and 64 degrees in santa rosa. earlier upper 60s around parts of sonoma county. we have the winds out of the north. notice a bit of an on shore push as the weather system brings in more clouds tonight. i think there is enough lift to toss a chance of a few showers and maybe drizzle on the coast very early tomorrow morning. after that we are talking about a dry week. warming temperatures as we finish off february and move into march with more dry
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weather. you might notice a few of the high clouds coming by as high pressure temporarily gets dented by the weather system. it is not going to clear the way. we will see more clouds briefly. wednesday, thursday, friday the high will build back across northern california and give us a slight offshore wind pattern. for the bay area especially friday into next weekend inland valleys seeing 70s. this should be the first day of march. as we go into next weekend we will see 70s inland and temperatures staying mild. tomorrow morning maybe a few sprinkles or stray showers. after that mostly sunny skies and high clouds drifting through to go into tuesday. wednesday will probably get gusty winds in the hills as high pressure builds in and sets the stage for that warmup. very dry looking future cast there taking us through the middle part of the week. tonight more clouds.
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temperatures mostly 30s and 40s. tomorrow's highs what we had today. they may drop a degree or two as we see the system go by. low 60s and mid 60s. close to 60 in san francisco. mid 60s in santa rosa. next two days probably the coolest days of the week. the transition takes place on wednesday. sunshine. temperatures climbing up. low 70s friday into saturday. next weekend starting off warm. sunday a few extra clouds as high pressure starts to weaken and at this point it looks like we will see a chance of seeing a few showers maybe tuesday. it seems to be a popular day for rain around the bay area. the following tuesday is the next best chance for seeing rain. let's bring in henry with comcast sportsnet with a look of sports, of course. got a lot to talk about dealing with the man. the giants on the verge of
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locking down two key members of their world series run. the thrill and thunder. could danica patrick make history at daytona? that is the big question. the answer is coming up next in sports.
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welcome back to nbc bay area. danica patrick became the first woman to take the pole in the sprint cup series. how would she fare in the great american race. let's go to daytona for the daytona 500. there is danica waving to the crowd in her go daddy car.
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nine cars involved in this crash. tony stewart among the drivers knocked out of the race. we had history on lap 90. danica becomes the first woman to lead the lap in the race. she fell back to eighth spot. >> you just won the 500! >> i won the daytona 500! >> the lucky man is jimmie johnson. the five time nascar champion wins the daytona 500 for the second time of his career. >> spent most of the race running half throttle in the line thinking about what you are going to do when that opportunity comes. you know, it is just tough to tell. i felt like if i were to dive
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low i had a feeling i was going to get freight trained. on to baseball where the san francisco chronicle is reporting that giants team president is working on a multi year extension with both manager bruce bochy and gm sabe yn. both are signed through 2014. the giants were on the diamond this afternoon. lost a close game to the cubs. bruce bochy used eight pitches today. all four runs against matt cain. cain was hit in the right knee but says he is okay. giants will face white sox tomorrow. what about the green and gold? the oakland as taking on the angels. crisp on first. chris young with a double. chris comes around to score. you know he has mad speed.
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bottom of the first. chris young makes a diving catch to rob. young would leave the game afterwards for precautionary reasons. it was a quadcramp. he is okay, as well. as go on to win. the golden state warriors won 100-99 against the minnesota timber wolves. reportedly alex smith, the quarterback for the 49ers, has been traded to the kansas city chiefs according to a report. that trade cannot be finalized until march 12. we will keep you updated on that information coming into our news room as we speak. >> what did the niners get? >> that we don't know. we don't know exactly what they got whether it is draft picks or what. at this point we are hearing they were traded. we will have an update on that possible trade. >> thanks a lot.
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when we return we have a sneak preview of the "today" show interview with gold medalist lindsay von. >> why she says don't count her out of the 2014 games. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪
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olympic champion lindsay von is recovering from knee surgery after a ski accident. she says rehab is going very well, so well she hopes to be strong enough to compete in november. >> in a sneak peek she said she knew the exact moment she was in trouble. >> and my knees just completely buckled. >> you let out a shriek. >> yeah. i initially thought it was going to be worse. there was so much pain that i couldn't tell where it was coming from. >> the full interview airs tomorrow morning. she injured her knee racing on
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the opening day of the world alpine championships in austria. she said she is dead set on competing in the winter olympics a year from now. thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 5:00. more local news at 6:00. we hope to see you then. on this sunday night, spending showdown. the cliff-hanger over automatic spending cuts set to begin just five days from now. how millions could be affected if there is no agreement. collision course. the daytona 500 overshadowed by this weekend's big crash. a wake-up call on safety in one of americs fastest growing spectator sports. plus, danica patrick's much watched finish. and inside story on this oscar night. we go behind one of the most talked about movies of the year, with the real diplomats who were rescued in iran.
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>> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we are roughly 100 hours away from automatic spending cuts that will take effect that will sideline more than a million federal workers and curtail a lot of government services we all depend on. the good news is that republican layups were in serious talks today about what it will take to make a deal ahead of friday's looming deadline. the bad news is they weren't talking to each other, but rather appearing on the sunday talk show circuit, where each side seems to be sticking to their guns. so where does all that leave us if they can't reach a deal in time? nbc's peter alexander is at the white house now to bring us up to date. peter? >> lester, the blame game was in ll

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